I am truly at a loss here. Why are people bitching so much? In the past you
had to buy the magazine (or borrow it) to see the results & line scores.
Now they are on the web for anyone to see. Sure the dues paying member gets
to see them a little bit sooner. But now you can see them on-line without
buying the mag or joining the league. Even the dues paying members are not
going to get the line scores if they don't have internet access. That seems
more discriminatory than letting DUES PAYING MEMBERS see the scores a bit
Don't like it? Pay the dues. Or better yet, sponsor your own contest. Give
away all the forms, rules, results, etc. Process all the logs yourself.
Spend your own money to publish & distribute the results.
At 10:11 AM 9/26/02, Sylvan Katz wrote:
> >Let's go on to something more positive that will add to
>our hobby and quit bitching!
>One of the most important things we can do is figure out ways to increase
>participation in contests.
>Discriminating against contestants who your organization has invited to
>participate in their contests but who are not members of your organization
>does not seem to be an appropriate way to do this.
>Paying attention to small details like this is one good way to promote
>fellowship and a more positive outlook on the larger amateur radio
>contesting community. Sweeping details like this under the carpet only
>causes the problem to fester in an unhealthy manner.
>Sylvan Katz, VE5ZX
>"A Novel Perspective of Amateur Radio Contesting" at
>CQ-Contest mailing list
Jim Rhodes K0XU
>From Sylvan Katz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu Sep 26 20:12:37 2002
From: Sylvan Katz <email@example.com> (Sylvan Katz)
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: ARRL Discrimination
> Hmmm. Am I missing something?
Line results should be free and immediate. It is the cost the sponsoring
organization incurs to encourage participation and maintain harmony in the
community. On the other hand, value-added things such as commentary and
analysis should be charged for on a fee-for-service (subscription) basis.
Very simple logic for a very simple problem.
Sylvan Katz, VE5ZX
"A Novel Perspective of Amateur Radio Contesting" at